West Ham Utd 1-3 Crystal Palace (28/02/15)

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West Ham Utd 1-3 Crystal Palace (28/02/15)

Post by bubbles1966 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:51 am

KO: 12.45 pm Saturday 28 February - live on Sky Sports 1

Crystal Palace come to the Boleyn on the back of four successive away wins, and a record of one away loss in their last nine away games this season.

The goals from earlier in the season:

WHU 1 CP 0: Mauro Zarate
WHU 2 CP 0: Stewart Downing
WHU 2 CP 1: Marianne Chamakh
WHU 3 CP 1: Carlton Cole

West Ham absentees: Carroll (injured), Cole (injured), Amalfitano (banned)

Nene likely to be in the squad.

Other Fixtures Same Weekend

Manchester United v Sunderland
Burnley v Swansea
Stoke v Hull
WBA v Southampton
Liverpool v Manchester City

Relive the August Game through the KUMB Match Thread

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by hammers92 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:07 am

Same line up from the Spurs game for me, don't see what needs to be changed

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by EugeneSpeed » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:11 am

Palace struggling to sell allocation for this? Surprises me a little. £43 isn't cheap by any stretch, but it's only 45 mins on the tube, and i'd have thought it'd be a pretty appealing away game.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by Ricardo » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:48 am

I think the Stripey Nigel singsong brigade usually go to a youth game on a Saturday morning, I'm pretty certain they didn't show at our place last season.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by James P » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:56 am

bubbles1966 wrote:Crystal Palace come to the Boleyn on the back of four successive away wins, and a record of one away loss in their last nine away games this season.
Far from a walkover then.

We have close to our strongest XI available and we should feel we can really set the tone on Saturday. I imagine we'll see the usual routine of a tight first half with us starting strong in the second and hopefully getting our noses in front soon after the break.

Hope we're not too reliant on the bench for inspiration because there isn't a lot there.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by giantsteps » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:00 am

Must_win.com

Pleaseeeeee.

It seems like an age since we won a league match.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by BondsoBob » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:01 am

I'm coming up for this one. First one for a while. 3-1 to the Mighty Hammers !

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by Knighter10WHU » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:18 am

Any news on if the game has reached Ticket Trader yet? I want to sell my Season Ticket.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:30 am

Crystal Palace have developed into a good little side since we beat them rather convincingly earlier in the Season at their place and although we looked to be on a slide , we weren't really , we just drew too many games , that's all . Out of our last 10 games , we only lost 2 games , just two games and all this furore started up against our Manager - we lost to West Brom in the FA Cup and to Liverpool in the Prem , the rest were 5 draws [ Everton FA Cup , Southampton , Man Utd , Swansea , and Tottenham ] with victories against Hull , Everton FAC and Bristol City FAC .
So , if Sam and the team were guilty of anything , it was drawing too many matches which I realise can be frustrating but it happens .
Who have we got to beware of ? Puncheon , Bolasie and maybe Zaha , I'll also count Chamakh because if I leave him out you know what will happen !

In Sakho we have a striker who scores goals and another in Valencia who is trying his best to .
We are waiting for the game for when Valencia decides to put his shooting boots on and use the head that so impressed us at Burnley and Stoke - you've got the ability , Son , just go out and use it !

I'm expecting a close game , Palace will fight for everything , but it will be another 3-1 victory to the mighty West Ham .

West Ham United 3 Crystal Palace 1

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by Sloffy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:31 am

same team - and performance - as Sunday please

But different subs 8-)

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by Estuary » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30 am

same team - and performance - as Sunday please

But different subs


Different result is the most important thing.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by hawkins_hammer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:37 am

Big game for Downing needed here as I think he's looked a bit leggy in the past month (please don't think I'm digging him out though!)

His goal earlier at theirs was our best goal this season. One touch passing that started just outside our own penalty area ending with an outstanding finish.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by kthammer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:43 am

There were four players who had made runs ahead of Downing when he scored that second goal. That's what we'll need on Saturday.
Charge!

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:26 pm

Ricardo wrote:I think the Stripey Nigel singsong brigade usually go to a youth game on a Saturday morning, I'm pretty certain they didn't show at our place last season.
I don't know about this season, but I think you'll find that they sold out their allocation last time around.

As for the game, I don't think Pardew will play for a point, more that he will attack us, in the expectation that Campbell and/or Gayle can find some space in our penalty area. They have pace to burn in the wide areas of the pitch and a generally settled defence.

I fancy us to win, but not to keep a clean sheet.

Looking forward to it.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by Paddy O'Hammer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:31 pm

Look at what our players can do, they know they can do it, we know they can do it!!

But will they do it?

Bloody footballers and managers - they'd break your heart.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:35 pm

Nene to come off the bench and belt in a free kick

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by the pink palermo » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:41 pm

I think we'll lose and the boos will ring around the Boleyn .

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by hawkins_hammer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:56 pm

Nah, against Pardiola I fancy our chances.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by De Niro » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:58 pm

Some detailed stats on the two teams that I've pasted together if you like that sort of thing: http://oi57.tinypic.com/aky7tk.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; [Note: I've filtered it for PL games in 2015]

We have had a tougher set of fixtures over this period but it does show that Palace have been a much better side lately and this fixture won't be a walkover.

The stat that sticks out to me is how many goal attempts we've conceded compared to Palace.

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Re: West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Post by davids cross » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:00 pm

Is Swindlehurst playing for them or us ...?

It could be crucial.

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